coulda

pronunciation spelling

used for "could have" or "could've" in informal speech and in representations of such speech
"It coulda been much better."
"They coulda tried a little harder."

Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coulda was in 1606

Dictionary Entries Near coulda

Cite this Entry

“Coulda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coulda. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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